Why grain free diet?
Gluten allergy is a proven fact and we see grocery stores with dedicated sections for gluten free diet and the trend continues in restaurants. What about our four legged friends? Are there any real benefits in going grain-free? Is it scientifically proven?
Let’s take a look!
A protein-based, grain-free pet food resembles natural or “ancestral” diet. Therefore, grain free diet is bio-appropriate. Cheap fillers like corn, soya, diary and cereals were introduced to pet foods after the World War II to keep costs down.The anatomy and physiology of our furry friends are not equipped with digesting complex carbohydrates in grains. . They just add to the bulk of the foods and eventually damagethe gut lining due to fermentation. This results in bowel inflammation disorders, food sensitivities, food allergies, leaky gut and obesity.
Talk to your vet, if your beloved pet suffers any of the following:
- Excessive flatulence
- Loose stool/diarrhoea
- Rash and skin irritations
- Chronic licking, chewing or biting to relieve itch
- Frequent ear infections
- Chinese Shar-Pei
- Cocker Spaniel
- Lhasa Apso
- Soft Coated Wheaton
- Springer Spaniel
- West Highland White Terrier
At Alpha Albion™, our top Vets and Nutritionists recommend grain free bio-appropriate diet that mimics their ancestral diet pattern.
The benefits of using Alpha Albion™ grain free range are as follows:
- Keep dogs fuller
- Portion control as they eat less frequently
- Cost matches quality
- More energy for life
- Helps in weight management
- Regular bowel movements
- Healthy skin and coat
- Less shedding
- Better breath
- Reduced flatulence
- Overall happy pets and satisfied pet parents
Rule of Paw when going grain free
Always consult your vet before changing your pet’s dietary pattern. Please have a look at our feeding guide. If you see any major concerns during the switch (hair loss, itching, lack of interest in eating or drinking water, etc.) contact your vet for next steps.
Your supermarkets might be selling Low carb foods. These are not grain free. Always read the labels before choosing the food.